Mora County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 3,711 licensed drivers in Mora County. Of these, there were 1,815 females and 1,896 males. The population of Mora County was 5,052. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 46, yielding a crash rate of 9 per thousand people (total number of crashes 46 divided by total population 5,052 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2002 to 2006 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown an increasing trend from 2006 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has not changed.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 20 people convicted of DWI in Mora County, 75 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 15 divided by the total number of people convicted 20 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 35 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 38 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Passenger cars accounted for 35 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 75 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Driver inattention. There was one fatal crash in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Other.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 64 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in Mora County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Mora County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Mora County the two alcohol-involved drivers were over 21.

Note: The 1999 crash file contains 15% fewer crashes than the 1998 file. This may be due to problems implementing the new system after the old system failed, or to under reporting. Care should be used in interpreting differences between 1999 and other years in this report.


  • Location of arrest/conviction was determined by police agency/court location, not driver residence.
  • Crashes and drivers were counted by the city of occurrence/residence.
  • Population was counted according to the Census definition.
         The city population data is from the most current 2008 estimates.
  • Young adults are people between the ages of 20 and 24.
  • 'Teenagers' are people between the ages of 15 and 19.
  • Tables only include variable values for which there are data.





Crashes in Mora County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Mora County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Mora County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        1        1        1        3        0       
 Incapacitating injury 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Visible injury 3        0        2        0        3        0       
 Complaint of injury 23        2        5        0        4        0       
 Unhurt 54        0        43        0        28        0       
 Total 81        3        51        1        38        0       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Mora County, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   15             10          
 2nd   3             3          
 3rd   1             2          
 4th   1             3          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   20             20          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Mora County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.




DWI Arrests in Mora County
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Mora County
by Hour and Alcohol Inovlvement


Crashes in Mora County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 16       35         1       100         8       1       16      
Fixed object 12       26         0       0         2       0       5      
Veh. on other roadway 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 3       7         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 4       9         0       0         3       0       3      
Other non-collision 3       7         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 6       13         0       0         1       0       2      
Other object 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 46       100         1       100         14       1       26      


Crashes in Mora County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 24       35         0       0         6       0       4      
Pickup 26       38         1       50         12       1       14      
Semi 1       1         1       50         0       0       0      
Bus 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Van/4 WD 11       16         0       0         6       0       8      
Other 2       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 3       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 69       100         2       100         24       1       26      

Crashes in Mora County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 4       9         0       0         3       0       4      
Failing to yield 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Excessive speed 11       24         0       0         5       0       12      
Driving left of center 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Following too close 3       7         0       0         3       0       5      
Mechanical defect 2       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 10       22         0       0         2       0       3      
Improper driving 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 13       28         1       100         1       1       2      
Total 46       100         1       100         14       1       26      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Mora County, 2008


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Mora County, 2008


Pedestrians in Crashes in Mora County
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Mora County
by Age Group



"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Mora County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 3         0         1           2         0         0        
Pickup 3         0         1           2         0         0        
Van/4 WD 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Other 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 6         0         2           7         0         1        



"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Mora County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       1       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2007 1       0       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2006 0       1       0       0         2       1       0       0      
2005 0       9       0       0         0       8       0       0      
2004 0       11       0       3         1       7       1       2      
2003 1       11       1       0         0       9       0       2      
2002 0       16       0       4         0       12       0       0      
2001 0       1       0       1         0       9       0       1      
2000 0       18       0       4         0       10       0       2      
1999 1       24       1       2         0       7       0       4